I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit my website. The month of September had 1,800 unique visits. I am not too sure I know the difference between that and page views which is a larger number, but as I understand it…if one person looks at three pages, that counts as 1 unique visit. Not important, except to say thanks for taking the time to look and read.
And to comment! I recently received a pretty harsh and borderline obscene comment that was posted. The harsh part didn’t bother me, but maybe what my anonymous guest didn’t realize, is that everyone can read the comments that are posted. With that in mind, I have learned how to review comments and then release them once approved. So if you make a comment…you can say anything you want that you feel would be constructive for myself or others. If it takes awhile to show up don’t be alarmed.
This blog was started to help me be more dedicated to living a healthier lifestyle. Writing this blog has been my public commitment to myself. Going public and getting help from Paul Carrozza of RunTex led to the idea of getting others like me together to form a group with similar needs. You add in Mario Mendias founder of My Fit Foods and James Russell of the RunTex Foundation…and that is how the ATX 100 got started. Today there are close to 50 people who have joined with a common goal to lose 100 lbs. 50 people who have the courage to take the step towards living a healthier and more active life. Then the response was so great for the ATX 100, the ATX 50 was started. As of today there are over 40 people who need to lose at least 50 lbs that have signed up for the program.
Point! My purpose for starting this blog was to put myself out there publicly and make a commitment to get healthier. If that helps other people with similar challenges, great!
And now as my anonymous guest wrote (expletives deleted) …”skip the computer and exercise!” I am going to take a short walk around our office park.
PS: Thank You to the following…Kathleen Jennings for story on austin.culturemap.com. Ricky Doyle YNN Sports for putting us on the air. And last but not least, Pamela LeBlanc for the great article in the American Statesman.
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.